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Beautiful Maternity Nursing Pajamas And Nightwear

Updated on March 16, 2011

Maternity pajamas are a must have for nursing moms. They make breastfeeding through the night a much easier task as they're designed purely for nursing and post-natal bodies.

Attention is paid to the ability to be able to breastfeed without more fuss than is necessary and the materials used are both comfortable and functional. Many moms wouldn't be without them in the first few months and weeks, as many look good enough to wear when relaxing around the home.

There are some lovely styles and collections available and a wide range of prices, which should help to suit most budgets. Generally they're a great value-for-money purchase and, for those looking for baby shower ideas, they also make a most welcome gift for moms-to-be.

Buy Maternity Pajamas Online

Why not buy maternity pajamas online? There's nothing easier than shopping online and you'll find the same benefits apply - without having to leave the comfort of your home.

You can order your nursing nightwear, try it on and return it with no hassle, should it be the wrong fit. It's couriered between you and the supplier so that cuts out the need for you to hit the high street and start looking for the perfect pajamas.

There are loads of styles, designs and variations to choose from - nightgowns, pajamas, nightshirts and so on. You can treat yourself to something fun and fashionable or something that's simply functional, comfortable and warm.

Sizing isn't a problem either - whether you're an average size, need plus size maternity nightwear or you're petite, there's a size that will suit your shape ... including the post-natal weight that we all end up dealing with, whether we like it or not.

Maternity Pajamas

Nursing Pyjamas

Maternity pajamas are a big hit with nursing moms and there's certainly a wide range of styles to choose from.

Whether you want cropped pants, full length ones, camisole type tops or the shirt type, you'll find something to suit your personal tastes.

One thing's for sure, when you've just delivered your baby, it's natural to want to look better than you actually feel or think you look.

Whether it's day or nightwear - clothing can make the difference between feeling bewildered by what's happened to your body and feeling a bit more confident.

Plus you need to know, especially when you're a nursing mom, that your clothing is practical and fit for purpose. Half the bother with breastfeeding is all the fiddling around and trying to be discreet.

Some clothing draws more attention to what you're doing simply because it's poorly designed. I know I made a mistake or two back when I was breastfeeding my daughter.

One of the tops I bought ended up making me look like Harry Houdini trying to escape from a chained sack.

It didn't do much for my confidence and certainly drew more attention than I would have liked. Maternity pyjamas are designed only for nursing - therefore ease of use is part of the design.

And as they're a popular form of nursing nightwear, that's surely a positive sign that they do the job for which they were designed.

Maternity Nightgowns

Maternity nightgowns are the one piece alternative to pajamas. Some women prefer the freedom that a nightgown gives, whilst others (like me) prefer wearing pants on their bottom half.

There are several different styles, similar to the pj's. From long over shirt types to short tee shirt versions, some that look more like a negligee and others that are almost 'floor to ceiling' - in that they fit from neck to floor.

The nightgowns also come with added comfort built in - bra support and ease of use. Some are, in truth, very pretty and feminine, to the point that they look like standard nightwear.

And for some women, the first few weeks after their baby is delivered, it's hard enough just getting going everyday, which is why a lot of women stick to good quality, comfortable nightwear that they can pass of as lounge-wear, during the day.

I know I spent the first few weeks after each of my babies were born wearing maternity pajamas. The thing was - the ones that I bought (or had bought for me) were more like something you'd wear around the house just for comfort, so they were appropriate when visitors came calling.

I'd certainly recommend any new mom buy a few pairs as they really do make the first weeks much more bearable - unless you're the extremely lucky kind that spring immediately back into size and shape!

Maternity Hospital Gowns

Maternity hospital gowns are gaining in popularity with moms-to-be and it's fair to say that many women are more comfortable when delivering their baby if they're wearing something that belongs to them.

Personally, I didn't bother buying one as I'd enough maternity and baby items to buy as it was. But it's an individual choice and for those that prefer their own clothing, I say go for it.

Though it's worth me pointing out that unless you're intending to have either a home birth or a standard procedure at your local maternity unit - you may find you wont need one. Especially if your planning on a water birth!


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      Cotton Bags 5 years ago

      Nice! Interesting detail that I have been looking for on the Internet and that I found in your post. You made my day ;-)

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      thecnatraining 6 years ago from Vancouver

      This is good! maybe the hospital can provide something similar to new moms. lol The clothing looks good and practical! Great hub!

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      Runway 7 years ago from New York

      oh, thanks for this. I'll look into it.

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Justine - I loved my pajamas way back and still do. In fact I'm wearing a pair now :)

      Sage - thankyou very much :)

      prasetio - great, I hope it helped, and thankyou :)

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice information. I'll share this info to my elder sister. I think she loved it. Thank you

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      Sage Williams 8 years ago

      I'm with Justine, I had no idea either. Maternity fashions have come a long way. You've come a long way baby!

      Great job on this hub!


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      Justine76 8 years ago

      I had no idea this sort of thing existed when I had my babies. I wore hubby's t-shirts and sweat pants, sexy...

      I imagine lots of guys would like their laides to get the "front open gown" pregnant or not. :)

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      Andria 8 years ago

      lorlie - I'm not pregnant but I'd still like some ;)

      Dim - hey there :) You're right, being pregnant is a special time. Most of us end up feeling far from gorgeous but we can try ;)

      Isabelle - any would have worked for me. I still love pj's even now. And slippers. And bed socks. Lol ... I'm an old lady ;)

      AARON - thankyou :)

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      AARON99 8 years ago

      A very good hub on this subject. Keep it up.

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      Isabelle22 8 years ago from Somewhere on the coastline

      I adore the hot pink set. They are the ones I would buy for sure.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 8 years ago from Great Britain

      Beautiful selectiom. I love to see trendy and feminine , even glamorous maternity wear. You are special while you are pregnant and should spoil yourself with some of the gorgeous pj s

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      My daughter-in-law is pregnant and these would be a grand gift!